In case you were wondering (doubt it since you have an older daughter too, but in case…), this is also true for neurotypical young adult children. I am constantly having to reboot my brain regarding my daughter, and remind myself, truly, what I was like at her age. And 10 years later. Sigh. I don’t know what in God’s name possesses me to compare everything she does to an outrageously inflated standard but I do it,

all. the. time.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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